A car accident in Phoenix took the life of one woman unnecessarily. There were two mistakes made that could have cost the woman her life. One error was that the woman who died was not wearing a seatbelt and as a result she was thrown from her vehicle. The other error is that the 19-year-old man who caused the car accident was reportedly a drunk driver.
The accident occurred early on a Sunday morning. According to police reports, the 19-year-old was traveling west on West Broadway Road when he failed to stop at the traffic light on 35th Avenue. The 19-year-old's car hit a pickup truck and the woman who was driving it was ejected from the truck cab. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
A 15-year-old girl who was a passenger in the pickup was also severely injured and was reported to be in critical condition in an intensive care unit.
The 19-year-old was also injured in the accident and was taken to an area hospital. In many hospitals in Phoenix or elsewhere, it is standard procedure to take a blood test upon admittance. The blood test for the 19-year-old reportedly revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was more than twice the legal limit. Additionally, the 19-year-old did not have a valid driver's license and was reported to be in the country illegally.
When a personal injury is caused by the negligence of someone else, the negligent party can be held accountable for damages including pain and suffering. In this case, the 19-year-old could be held accountable for the wrongful death of the pickup truck driver and the personal injury of the 15-year-old passenger. The 19-year-old has also been charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault.
Source: azfamily.com, "Man in country illegally arrested for fatal car crash," Andrew Michalscheck, July 18, 2012
Our Phoenix law firm represents individuals who have suffered a personal injury in a car accident such as the one described in this posting.
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